Court Gives U.S. EPA More Authority on Carbon Emissions

According to Politico, the U.S. EPA, under the Biden administration, “could have significant legal authority to regulate carbon dioxide from power plants.” That’s because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit this week “rejected the Trump EPA’s argument that the Clean Air Act constrains EPA to only those improvements that can be made on-site at coal-fired power plants.” Instead, the court ruled that the agency can consider options “envisioned under the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.”

Meanwhile, the National Association of Manufacturers has compiled its recommendations for climate-related policies that promote U.S. manufacturing jobs. 1/20/2021